Enterprise Innovation Institute


Thank you for your interest in the Center for MedTech Excellence.

The CenterforMedTech Excellence is a novel partnership between the Advanced Technology Development Center(ATDC), Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), and the Global Center for Medical Innovation(GCMI). Its mission is to provide expertise in product realization, technology, and manufacturing to create job growth through the commercialization of high-tech products and services in the field of medical device technologies in Georgia that can compete on a global scale and improve the human condition.

The Center for MedTech Excellence taps into expert resources at the ATDC, GCMI and GaMEP, providing no-cost assistance to achieve and accelerate commercialization.


To be eligible for assistance, the following minimum criteria are required:

  • Located(headquarters or other facilities)in the State of Georgia or the Southeastern United States (NC,SC, FL, MI, AL, GA, TN and VA).
  • Plans to manufacture in Georgia.
  • Product is FDA regulated, with an anticipated or defined regulatory pathway (class 1, class 2, etc.).
  • High level or defined ‘go to market strategy’ exists, based on initial feasibility work and market assessment
  • Anticipated commercialization of product within 2–3 years (or less)of application date.

Eligible applicants will follow the Center for MedTech Excellence application process including:

  1. Application Form
  2. Signed MNDA
  3. New applications will be reviewed at least monthly by a Mentor team consisting of representatives from the ATDC, GCMI, and GaMEP.
  4. Initial application responses will be provided within 45 days or less of the application date.
  5. All applicants will receive feedback from the Mentor team, who will determine whether:
    1. The Applicant meets the assistance criteria and will move to the next phase.
    2. The Applicant does not meet the criteria for assistance.
    3. The Mentor team will need additional information.
    4. The Applicant likely can meet the criteria for assistance but may require further pre-work and assistance from the Center to fully engage Center resources.
  6. If selected, a formal on-boarding process will be scheduled with the applicant and the applicant will be assigned a specialist who will guide them through the process.